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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Bad River (SD) near Midland are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Fort Pierre
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 21
Action Stage: 19
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 24.44 ft on 06/15/1967
(2) 23.74 ft on 05/30/1991
(3) 23.48 ft on 05/23/2019
(4) 23.25 ft on 02/19/1997
(5) 22.99 ft on 05/29/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.57 ft on 04/12/2023
(2) 12.98 ft on 07/04/2022
(3) 5.20 ft on 05/25/2021
(4) 16.07 ft on 05/24/2020
(5) 23.48 ft on 05/23/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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25 Major flood stage. Extensive flooding along the Bad River with inundation of structures and roads.
24 Moderate flood stage. Some inundation of structures and roads near the river are possible.
22 Flooding of agricultural land on both sides of the Bad River.
21 Minor Flood stage. Flooding of agricultural land begins along the south bank.
19 Action Stage. Flooding of low lying areas along the Bad River.
15.5 Lowland flooding begins along the north bank of the Bad River.
(1) Looking upstream
(2) Looking downstream

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